Lock up your Rotax. It seems that they are being targeted by teams of thieves. Three engines were stolen in Staffordshire, with another engine being stolen from Croft Farm near the Malverns.
The thefts aren't restricted to the UK. Philip de Winter had his aeroplane savaged when thieves stole the engine, and in France, after establishing a countrywide task force, three Romanian nationals were arrested last year after being caught stealing engines and avionics from microlight hangars.
In the UK, DNA evidence has been secured and Staffordshire police would like to hear of other similar thefts. See this thread for details.
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